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Underworld

A Novel
DeLillo, Don (eBook - 2007 )
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A finalist for the National Book Award, Don DeLillo’s most powerful and riveting novel—“a great American novel, a masterpiece, a thrilling page-turner” (San Francisco Chronicle)—Underworld is about the second half of the twentieth century in America and about two people, an artist and an executive, whose lives intertwine in New York in the fifties and again in the nineties. With cameo appearances by Lenny Bruce, J. Edgar Hoover, Bobby Thompson, Frank Sinatra, Jackie Gleason and Toots Shor, “this is DeLillo’s most affecting novel…a dazzling, phosphorescent work of art” (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times). Underworld is a “dazzling and prescient novel…A decade after 9/11, it’s worth rereading Don DeLillo’s 1997 masterpiece to appreciate how uncannily the author not only captured the surreal weirdness of life in the second half of the 20th century but also anticipated America’s lurch into the terror and exigencies of the new millennium...A breathtaking set piece…the prologue is a bravura display of Mr. DeLillo's literary powers."—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times Malcolm Jones Newsweek There's pleasure on evey page of this pitch-perfect evocation of a half-century. Greg Burkman The Seattle Times Masterpieces teach you how to read them, and Underworld is no exception....Anastonishing piece of prose and a benchmark of twentieth-century fiction, Underworld is stunnigly beautiful in its generous humanity, locating the true power of history not in tyranny, collective political movements of history books, but inside each of us. Joan Mellen The Baltimore Sun Underworld is a page-turner and a masterwork, a sublime novel and a delight to read. Salman Rushdie Underworld is magnificent book by an American master. Michael Ondaatje The book is an aria and a wolf-whistle of our half century. It contains multitudes.
Authors: DeLillo, Don
Title: Underworld
A Novel
Sold by: Simon & Schuster
Summary: A finalist for the National Book Award, Don DeLillo’s most powerful and riveting novel—“a great American novel, a masterpiece, a thrilling page-turner” (San Francisco Chronicle)—Underworld is about the second half of the twentieth century in America and about two people, an artist and an executive, whose lives intertwine in New York in the fifties and again in the nineties. With cameo appearances by Lenny Bruce, J. Edgar Hoover, Bobby Thompson, Frank Sinatra, Jackie Gleason and Toots Shor, “this is DeLillo’s most affecting novel…a dazzling, phosphorescent work of art” (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times).
Underworld is a “dazzling and prescient novel…A decade after 9/11, it’s worth rereading Don DeLillo’s 1997 masterpiece to appreciate how uncannily the author not only captured the surreal weirdness of life in the second half of the 20th century but also anticipated America’s lurch into the terror and exigencies of the new millennium...A breathtaking set piece…the prologue is a bravura display of Mr. DeLillo's literary powers."—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
Malcolm Jones Newsweek There's pleasure on evey page of this pitch-perfect evocation of a half-century.
Greg Burkman The Seattle Times Masterpieces teach you how to read them, and Underworld is no exception....Anastonishing piece of prose and a benchmark of twentieth-century fiction, Underworld is stunnigly beautiful in its generous humanity, locating the true power of history not in tyranny, collective political movements of history books, but inside each of us.
Joan Mellen The Baltimore Sun Underworld is a page-turner and a masterwork, a sublime novel and a delight to read.
Salman Rushdie Underworld is magnificent book by an American master.
Michael Ondaatje The book is an aria and a wolf-whistle of our half century. It contains multitudes.
ISBN: 1416595856
9781416595854

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Aug 19, 2010
  • ohialehuadef rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

An incredibly lush, dense, breathtaking book - like a movie rolling out in front of your eyes. Jumping from the 1950's to the 1990's - more characters than you can really keep up with without drawing out a 6 degrees of separation map to guide you... Sad and poignant and hopeful... An amazing read!

Dec 05, 2007
  • Cabby rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Finalist 1998 Pulitzer prize.

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